Sunday, 3 October 2010

Beautiful Venice

The second day of our mini-moon we spent in Venice and it was every bit as beautiful as I had imagined.
Everywhere you look there is something even more spectacular to see.
We encountered acqua alta (high water), a phenomenon which occurs in Autumn and Winter when the scirocco wind blows causing higher than normal tides. Piazza San Marco was flooded and although there were raised walkways to cross the square we decided, like hundreds of others to take our shoes off and paddle about in the water. It was such a warm sunny day after all.
We had a (very expensive) aperitivo at a cafe where the waiters were wearing bowties, white jackets and rubber waders!
It was so surreal but at the same time magical, sitting there drinking our prosecco in the middle of a giant puddle while a quartet played a waltz behind us.
Unfortunately, just after lunch the battery of our camera died so I hardly have any photos. It's probably just as well, I don't think my limited photographic skills would have done Venice justice!


Mademoiselle London said...

WOW! I envy you because I always wanted to visit Venice when Piazza San Marco is flooded! You had a great weather!

LindyLouMac said...

Just read your latest posts about your mini moon, these photos of Venice are beautiful. I do think it is rather sad though that such a wonderful place is under threat by nature.

Ellen said...

Oh magical Venice...someday I will go there...for now I will enjoy the photos you were able to take..thank you for sharing!

How are the crowds in the Fall in Venice?

Loree said...

Beautiful Venice. La Serenissima never fails to make me gape at its beauty.

Sarah B said...

How stunning! I would love to visit Venice again someday :)

Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

I am so jealous. I went to Venice two years ago, but unfortunately I was sick and spent most of the time in the hostel! And seeing the Piazza San Marco like that... Amazing.

Andrea X

Kellie Collis said...

The pictures are gorgeous! Shows Venice really well. Too bad you ran out of batteries. Kellie xx

Sara Louise said...

Spectacular! And you're right, very magical! The perfect place for a mini-moon x